Saturday, May 31, 2008

Alaska












Seward, Alaska. Simply beautiful. We did this over Memorial day weekend. Left at 2 pm from Atlanta for Anchorage. Got in around 6 pm and ate dinner at Humpys (www.humpy's .com). Excellent Alaskan King Crab and lot's of Salmon choices. Highly recommend it. Next morning we drove to Seward (3 hour drive absolutely breathtaking). There are several cruises that leave from Seward every day. We took the Marine Line Tour's. Saw Porpoises, Humpback whale, Puffins, mountain Goats, Sea Lions and a Sea Otter. We also passed Bear Glacier. Great Salmon lunch was served onboard. I recommend staying overnight in Seward. This is a nice town with several bars and restaurants and quaint shops and churches. Seward has several breakfast joints and Reindeer sausage is a must -- very tasty. The next morning we stopped at Portage Glacier on the way back. Also hiked the "Trail of Blue Ice" -- Around 3 miles, very scenic. Exit Glacier, closer to Seward was closed off due to snow but I hear that is a must see also. We arrived back into Anchorage on Sunday and took the 6:40 pm redeye back to Atlanta.